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In our church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, boys serve 2 year volunteer missions when they turn 19.
From the mormon.org website about missions:
The Lord's Church has always been a missionary church. Jesus Christ's life was the perfect example of missionary work. During His ministry on earth, he taught the gospel at all times, in all places, and to all kinds of people. Jesus taught the educated men in the temple, the sinners, the faithful and the unbelieving. He also called apostles and other disciples to preach the gospel so more people could hear about the blessings of His gospel. Most of their preaching during Christ's life was to their own people, the Jews. After Jesus was resurrected, He visited His apostles and sent them to preach to the gentiles. He commanded them, (Mark 16:15).
I love hearing stories about people making good decisions.
This guy, Will Hopoate....
is one of them. How sharp is he?! I need to find some contact info seeing that he's around my sisters' ages.
THIS guy we all know, David Archuleta....
I've always loved him. What a beautiful moment when he announces his decision to serve a 2 year mission for our church.
Jesus Christ is the perfect example of missionary work, love, and service. I am grateful that we specifically have this time of year to celebrate His birth.
Have a Merry Christmas dear friends.~